Winter has returned to the Northwoods with heavy wet snow, and by the weekend, low temperatures into the teens, which will guarantee ice for fishing by Sunday. Perfect timing, as my grandson will be coming up between Christmas and New Years and enjoys fishing, snowshoeing, and about anything outdoors.
"Sticks and stones are hard on bones
Aimed with angry art,
Words can sting like anything
But silence breaks the heart."
~Phyllis McGinley, "Ballade of Lost Objects," 1954